This weeks’s featured associate is…

Dan Garrison

Dear Ridge Resort Followers:

My name is Dan Garrison, Senior Vice President & General Manager.  I want to first say thank you for your interest in the Ridge Resorts and for taking the time to visit our website & this blog.  In this new world of social media we are finding ourselves behind the curve but, we are convinced it is an important arena to be in and certainly the new & popular way for businesses and their customers to share information.  

Having grown up, career wise, here at the Ridge starting in 1982 I truly have almost a tainted view of our resort.  This has been a 30 year adventure in which I wouldn’t trade away for anything.  Starting out in the Transportation department shuttling guests to and from the property and growing from there to my current position I can tell you, however bias, the Ridge Resorts is a special place and more importantly, our people are simply outstanding.  Of the 200 plus associates on our team, over 50 of them have been with us for 10 years or longer, many of these have been with us 20 plus years.  Watching them and their families grow over the years has been and continues to be one of the single most pleasurable part of the job.  While all operations have their moments, what I think makes us highly rated and special is our people who, on the rare occasion, miss the guest expectation and always make things right. Each associate is empowered to do the right thing.   We all work together toward a common goal and that is to provide an excellent vacation that meets or exceeds the guest’s vacation experience.  We operate with a cruise ship mentality which is to say we strive to provide our owners and guests with a full complement of recreational activities for all ages.  From social activities such as our weekly cooking demonstrations, to rock climbing (not wall climbing, although that’s coming soon) but real rock climbing for all age groups, to guided nature hikes, kids club activities, arts and crafts, morning aerobics and stretch classes, billiards, on-site movie theater, basketball, in/outdoor tennis courts, swimming, relaxing in one of 14 hot tubs in the winter while snowflakes fall gently to the surface to organized activities, guided snow shoe hikes in the winter or our skier express lift right on-site providing easy access to and from one of the largest ski resorts in North America, Heavenly Valley Ski Resort.   These are just a few examples of the things we provide and at no additional cost to the guest.  Our property and our services are simply un-matched; together we create a value that goes above the crowd.  Our spacious units provide for a home away from home and we have something for everyone.  Our full two bed and two bath units offer a full kitchen facility with everything you’d expect at your own home!  All this nestled high atop the ridge in the heart of the great Sierra Nevada’s!  Perched some 4,500 feet above the valley floor, we truly are on top of the world.  Complementary to all guests is our fresh mountain air, cool summer evenings, our pure water and fresh powder snow in the winter.  It’s these things that make us grateful to call the ridge our home.  We invite you to join us. It will be our pleasure and honor to serve you.   

Enough of that, I apologize, I couldn’t help myself.  I hope to see you at the Ridge in the near future. I’m easy to pick out, short, bald and always pleased to see our guests around the property, talk with you, get your feedback, which is always welcomed and always considered a true gift.

Over the past 30 years we have enjoyed serving our owners & guests and we look forward to the next 30 years.  I am proud to be a part of this outstanding team and the level of confidence I have in our product is simply without end. 

I can be reached anytime via email at or via telephone (does anyone use these anymore?) at 775-588-3553 ext. 4000.  If I can be of personal service to you, please feel free to call upon me.  You have my promise to do all that I can to make your next vacation one full of wonderful memories that last a lifetime.

Nestled on a spectacular Sierra Nevada ridge above Lake Tahoe, and overlooking the breathtaking and beautiful Carson Valley, this 11 acre hotel resort offers year-round vacation rentals with panoramic views and luxurious accommodations. Complimentary Health Club, Indoor Sports Complex, Indoor/Outdoor Swimming Pools and Jacuzzis, Restaurant, Deli, Market, Full Service Spa and more are all on-site. Complimentary shuttle service whisks guests 5 miles to Lake Tahoe and casino nightlife.

The Ridge provides a variety of great Lake Tahoe lodging options with choices perfect for family vacations or romantic getaways. Options include deluxe hotel rooms, one and two bedroom condominium suites with full kitchens.

Summer offers an exciting array of activities on property and on Lake Tahoe. Our pool, spa, tennis courts, rock climbing wall and hiking trails are all a few minutes from your front door. Just down the hill are Lake Tahoe’s beautiful beaches, boating, paddleboarding and kayaking

. In the winter our Skier Express provides ski in / ski out access to Heavenly Ski Resort’s Stagecoach Chairlift. The Ridge Ski Shop can satisfy your entire ski and snowboard needs onsite, so you can quickly hit the slopes. We also offer a variety of classes and indoor activities when the weather doesn’t cooperate or you’re not up for tackling the great outdoors.

The Ridge’s expansive property is an ideal venue for weddings, meetings and reunions. We have a variety of meeting and gathering spaces that can accommodate groups from 10 – 200.

For your wedding day we have ceremony sites with breathtaking views and the experienced staff to help make it the perfect day. For your business meetings we have all the A/V and technical resources you require to maximize your productivity. For family reunions our variety of lodging choices and countless onsite activities make it the perfect location to bring everyone together.